Legal Metrology Policy Review

Closed 26 Sep 2016

Opened 12 Aug 2016

Results updated 19 Dec 2016

Forty written submissions were received on the discussion paper and 36 non-confidential submissions have been made available on the National Measurement Institute website.

In addition, 22 face-to-face and teleconference meetings were held with key industry and consumer stakeholders in Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney.

The Legal Metrology Policy Review Response Paper summarises the feedback on the discussion paper and provides responses to the issues raised.


Published responses

View submitted responses where consent has been given to publish the response.


The Australian Government is seeking your input on policy objectives for legal metrology in Australia.

We would like your views on the proposed objectives and their relative importance to inform the future direction for legal metrology in Australia. The discussion paper contains questions to guide your feedback. These questions, however, should not limit you from raising any other possible objectives in response to the discussion paper.


  • Australian consumers
  • State, territory or local government
  • Business wholesalers
  • Importers
  • Consumers
  • Retailers
  • Consumer Organisations


  • Weights and measures
  • Measuring instruments
  • Measurement
  • Weights